Religion and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective
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Religion and Sexuality in Cross-Cultural Perspective by Stephen Ellingson
Book DescriptionIssues of sexuality and gender are hotly contested in both religious communities and national cultures around the world. In the social sciences, religious traditions are often depicted as inherently conservative or even reactionary in their commitments to powerful patriarchal and pronatalist sexual norms and gender categories. In illuminating the practices of religious traditions in various cultures, these essays expose the diversity of religious rituals and mythologies pertaining to sexuality. In the process the contributors challenge conventional notions of what is normative in our sexual lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415941280
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Stephen Ellingson
Megachurch and the Mainline, Paperback (May 2007)
Religious traditions provide the stories and rituals that define the core values of church members. Focusing on the innovations of several mainline Protestant churches in the San Francisco Bay Area, this title provides understandings of the transformation of spiritual traditions.
Sexual Organization of the City, Paperback (November 2005)» View all books by Stephen Ellingson
Drawing on extensive surveys and interviews with Chicago adults, the editor and his colleagues show that the city is a place where sexual choices and options are constrained. They observe that the social and institutional networks that city dwellers occupy limit their sexual options.
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Author Biography - Stephen Ellingson
Stephen Ellingson is assistant professor of sociology of religion and Director of the Lilly Program on Congregational Ministry at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. He is co-author of Organizational Ethics in Health Care. M. Christian Green, formerly of the Park Ridge Center for the Study of Health, Faith, and Ethics, is a researcher at the Religion, Culture, and Family Project at the University of Chicago Divinity School.
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